Giving the Old Platform a New Lease on Life: The Unintended Effect of Backward Compatibility on Platform Adoption Decisions
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KeywordsMulti-generation diffusion; technology platform ecosystems; lease on life; network economics; backward compatibility;
- L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
- L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
- O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
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- NEP-ALL-2012-10-13 (All new papers)
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